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Blacksmith's Arms

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Chelford Road | Henbury, Macclesfield SK11 9PG, England
+44 1625 838907
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12:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Visited yesterday. Mixed and matched menus. Festive awful. My wife had turkey which was woeful and the parsnips were rock hard and completely inedible. Our friends similar. I had the prawn cocktail off the main menu. Don't bother. Prawns limp, wet and completely devoid of taste, Followed by Sea Bass with scallops. Sea bass actually quite good but the scallops... More 

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Thank Ceri J
Leek, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Six of us had lunch today and the food was not up to the standard I expected. I know I should not expect an excellent meal in a chain pub restaurant but my crayfish tail cocktail was awful. My hand battered fish was OK but the chips that accompanied it were nasty. My wife also had the crayfish cocktail for... More 

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Thank AMAZO1949
Biddulph
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Nice pub pleasant friendly staff. The smoke extractor for the fire was annoyingly loud even tho sat across room. Service was slow. Food choice good but average. Parsnips were rock hard and belly pork needed crisping up on top under grill for 10 mins. Bit pricey for the quality. Did offer to sort out parsnips but didn't want to wait... More 

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Thank Allan J
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Very disappointing Festive Menu lunch. Chorizo bubble and squeak bore no resemblance to the picture on the menu - 3 pieces of Chorizo, an undercooked egg on almost none existent bits of potato swimming in hollandaise sauce. The carrots on the Turkey Dinner were inedible being rock hard, the stuffing was bone dry and crispy and the roast potatoes were... More 

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Thank ashton62
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Food was lovely , staff as always were friendly and helpful, but 3 hours for 3 courses is excessive! (2.5 hours for the starters and mains)

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Went on the spur of the moment with a friend. Very slow service and about five dishes were 'sold out'. I asked to order from the festive menu which was advertised but was told I couldn't due to a coach party coming in! It would have been helpful to be informed of this as we got to our table! Consequently... More 

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Thank pimper71
Macclesfield
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

good choice of food on the menu. friendly service from our waiter Food quite slow arriving but tasted good

Review collected in partnership with Greene King

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Thank juneg392
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We often visit the Blacksmiths as it is a close pub and we know always servers excellent food. Great staff though not around too often but apart from that they are great. And excellent space to create many happy times with great food and selection of drinks, highly recommendable and will definitely visit again no questions asked!

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Thank JDixon11
Macclesfield
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Visit this restaurant often, the food is always great, however it is the warm welcome and humorous banter from both Adam and Lauren that make us return time and time again.

Review collected in partnership with Chef & Brewer

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Thank Jaynewhittaker10
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Can't fault this place. Staff always happy even when busy. Weather you're a regular or not. Will definitely come again

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Thank Michael M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chelford Road | Henbury, Macclesfield SK11 9PG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Macclesfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1625 838907

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?